The war of (Northern) Aggression

The Civil War was not about slavery.
Had it had been, the South would have had no reason not to accept Lincoln’s bribe of the Corwin Amendment
This amendment, passed by the 36th Congress, 2nd Session, on March 2, 1861, in the form of a House (Joint) Resolution No. 80. It forbid subsequent attempts to amend the Constitution to empower the Congress to “abolish or interfere” with the “domestic institutions” of the states, including “persons held to labor or service”.  In other words, it would have FOREVER protected slavery.  The purpose was to motivate the southern states to not seccede.
This offering from the administration was rejected because the devisive issue was unfair tariffs, not slavery. The South was paying from 75% to 85% of the U.S. government revenues.  Lincoln  invaded the South to force them back into the union so he would not lose his tariffs.  He did it “to preserve the union”.  The reality that he was not preserving was that the remaining part of the United States was not generating enough revenue for the government to survive on by itself, there being no income tax at the time.
Without the south, he was soon to be out of a job.
Sort of the same situation that the current adminstration is in with the remaining taxpayers.
Which is why the idea of anyone trying to leave now would never be allowed.  Once people realize that, it may take a wall to keep people in.
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About drrik

3rd career and 2nd childhood. Spends spare time repairing old things. Aspires to burn more gasoline, gunpowder, and ink in pursuit of slowing down. Child of the 60s and aspiring student of history. No desire to see us repeat the failed social experiments that keep failing for lack of human beings that meet the left wing standards and have to be killed off. Did engineering long enough to realize that very little is new and the wheel does not need to be reinvented.
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2 Responses to The war of (Northern) Aggression

  1. Zeke says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Drrik. (: (;

    • drrik says:

      And to you and yours. Let us not forget the two lessons that this founder, Governor Bradford bequeathed to our heritage. One was the absolute failure of socialism and the triumph of private property. The other, less well known, was the absolute restriction on the ability of people who were NOT a part of the community, sharing in its survival, to just show up and automatically claim a share of the production of the community as welfare. Smart Puritans.

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